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The Snowy River Scheme (Australia)

Using internet resources, describe in your own words the Snowy River Scheme. How many dams, power stations, tunnels, and aquaducts are there? What was the cost and irrigation output? What has been the effect of irrigation on land degradation.

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1. About the SRS - 100 words
2. Key Facts - 150 words
3. Impact - 100 words

The Snowy River Scheme

The Snowy River Scheme (SRS), also known as the Snowy Mountain Scheme is one of Australia's most prolific and grand undertaking in relation to the utilization of hydro power. According to Snowy Hydro Ltd. (2014), the corporation running the scheme, "The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is one of the most complex integrated water and hydro-electric power schemes in the world. The Scheme collects and stores the water that would normally flow east to the coast and diverts it through trans-mountain tunnels and power stations. The water is then released into the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers for irrigation." How the scheme works is furthered explained by the corporation as follows - "Precipitation in the form of snow and rain falls in the catchment area of the Scheme. A catchment area is any part of the land where water drains to the lowest part. Water from melting snow ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) about the Australian Snowy River Scheme in hydro power and irrigation. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.